IoT tips and tricks #2

In the beginning of the 2000s, while the small company I had cofounded in 1990 was still active, we decided to answer a Request for Proposal submitted by a waste removal company, for a system allowing to check whether all planned daily garbage collections had been performed. At this time, we didn’t know a lot about the waste removal market. But we knew we were experienced enough in technologies we would have to assemble in order to answer the RFP: onboard equipment and embedded software, GNSS positioning, wireless communications, Geographical Information Systems, etc. Continue reading “IoT tips and tricks #2”

IoT tips and tricks #1

As I wrote in another post, one of the distinctive features of IoT projects is that they require integration of technical blocks originating from three different domains: electronics, communications and software. And inside these three domains, various different sub-domains are usually involved: analog and digital electronics, wireless communication modules, protocol stacks, embedded software, user interfaces, database management, analytics, geospatial data, etc. Continue reading “IoT tips and tricks #1”

Uploading sensor data using a cellular network

Keeping in mind the global view is very important when designing an IoT system. Why?

A first distinctive feature of IoT projects is that they require integration of technical blocks originating from three different domains: electronics, communications and software. And in every of these three domains, various different subdomains are usually involved: analog and digital electronics, wireless communication modules, protocol stacks, embedded software, user interfaces, database management, analytics, geospatial data, etc. Continue reading “Uploading sensor data using a cellular network”